3 Unforgivable Mistakes When Responding To A Bid

We had the privilege to be part of an Evaluation committee of a Government Entity that put out an Invitation to Bid. The Bid was for a fairly technical service and therefor the response to the bid was sparse. In fact there were only ten responses to the Invitation to Bid.

5 basic mistakes made by bidders

Article by W van Rooyen

www.how2tender.com

1 December 2014

Business owners and/or their employees make many mistakes when they respond to tenders or request for proposals. These mistakes can have a major impact on the result of your bid. Here are five common mistakes that responders to tenders make on a regular basis:

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Consultancy services to manage an online public health journal for Africa CDC 2018-11-09 15:00 AUC/ACDC/C/382
Supply & Install Centrifuge NHLS-Christ The King 2018-10-26 11:00 RFQ -KZN-129
Supply & Install Micro Tube Centrifuge NHLS-Mahatma Ghandi 2018-10-26 11:00 RFQ- KZN-121
Supply and Install Hydroboil X2 NHLS- Catherine Booth NHLS- Greytown 2018-10-26 11:00 RFQ-KZN-6/17
Consultancy services to facilitate the operationalization of PAWO in to AU specialized agency 2018-10-30 15:00 AUC/WGDD/C/270/2018
Supply and install centrifuge x2 2018-10-26 11:00 RFQ- KZN 89/92
For Time and Date Recorder For Tonga Labaratory 2018-10-24 09:00 RFQ 0704979
For 2x Time And Date Recorders For Themba Laboratory 2018-10-24 09:00 RFQ 0715891
Request For Laptops 2018-10-19 11:00 1493104/18-19
Consultancy service to manage the implementation of the African Women’s Legacy Project 2018-10-30 15:00 AUC/WGDD/C/269/18
Supply: Care packs / wellness 2018-10-22 12:00 GG11900596
Supply, replacement and service of first aid firefighting appliances for Overstrand Municipality for a contract period ending 30 June 2021. 2018-11-16 12:00 SC1909/2018
Installation of Sewer reticulation in Kleinmond, Phase 1 2018-11-16 12:00 SC1915/2018
Supply: Hardware items 2018-10-22 12:00 GG11900597
Installation of Sewer Reticulation at Gansbaai, Stanford and Hermanus. 2018-11-16 12:00 SC1916/2018
Replacement of Water pipes, Rooi Els to Hermanus and Construction of Sewer Pipelines 2018-11-16 12:00 SC1919/2018
Upgrade of Electrical Bulk Supply Network – Louisvale Rd 2018-11-02 14:00 TN069/2018
Mhlathuze Water hereby invites tender submissions for the supply of laboratory chemicals and consumables. 2018-11-09 12:00 MW/9/8/2018
Retrofitting of high pressure sodium floodlights with LED flood lights on existing 30 m and 40 m high mast light structures 2018-11-02 14:00 TN070/2018
Mhlathuze Water hereby invites tender submissions for the supply of Laboratory Gases to Mhlathuze Water Scientific Services laboratory. 2018-11-09 12:00 MW/17/10/2018

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Advantages and disadvantages of Consortiums

Consortiums are often considered as entities to use when responding to tenders in South Africa. The question that arises is whether to use a Consortium or a Joint Venture when responding to a tender. To help you with this we have compiled a list of advantages and disadvantages for both Consortiums as well as Joint Ventures. In this article we list the advantages and disadvantages of Consortiums. Look out for the same article on Joint Ventures.

Consortiums Advantages:

  • Easy to establish as there are no formal procedures... Read More
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